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Empty Saddles - Obituaries

Mrs. Tracy Leigh Malone, age 37 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She was born Dec. 26, 1974, in Cobb County, Georgia.

She was above all, a loving mother of four wonderful children, devoted wife and daughter. Her love for life was unmistakable through her kind smile, encouraging words and her will to live. Her battle with cancer touched many lives and will continue to encourage many more through her foundation. She enjoyed many things in life but nothing more than hearing her children laugh and seeing them smile.

Mr. Virginio “Gene” Correa Aguiar, Jr., 70, of Ninole, Hawaii, died at the Hillside Care Manor in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 26, 2012. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii in 1942, and was the owner of American Pacific Inc. – Intl. (Ampac), Agee Inc. and A&A Trucking. He founded the American Cowboy Team Roping Assoc (ACTRA) in Hawaii and served on the national board.

Mark David MacKenzie, 61, husband, dad, brother, and uncle moved to heaven on Dec. 14, 2012. He was born Dec. 20, 1950 in Berkeley, Calif., and passed away in Moss Landing, Calif.

Mark lived his whole life in the Salinas Valley but took his seasonal trips for produce at winter destinations. His love for produce ran through his blood from his father, Harry MacKenzie. After 45 years of walking in the fields, doing inspections, seed research and development, sales and much more, he retired and decided to work on the 4M family ranch full time which he started. He was always a hard worker, loved animals and nature.

Arlene Mackerracher, 1940-2012

Arlene MacKerracher
Acampo, CA

Arlene Joan MacKerracher, a "very young" 71, left this earth after a short battle with cancer on August 9, 2012.

Arlene was born September 22, 1940, in Pensacola, Florida to Arthur and Virginia Chatham. Arlene’s father was in the Navy for 32 years, making her a "Navy brat." A large part of her schooling took place in Hawaii. Her family moved to Cupertino, Calif. when she was a high school senior. It was there that she met the love of her life, William J. MacKerracher, better known as Buzz.

Harry Cohn, 1930-2012

Harry Cohn, Jr.
Portola Valley, CA
May 25, 1930-Aug. 28, 2012

By Kendra Cohn

Harry Cohn was a cowboy. If ever a man gave Roy and Gene a run for their money, it may have been him. Although he was not known as a crooner, his dark hair, olive skin, and piercing blue eyes made many, many women swoon. Born and raised around San Francisco, Calif., Harry went into the army right after high school. At 21, he came home and married for the first of three times. He had two children, Paula and Ed, and raised them to appreciate good horses and Italian cooking. Harry made his living as a carpenter, but was very involved in the equine industry. Harry was a team roper and a darn good one. Possibly this was best reflected by his winning the Oakdale 10 Steer many years ago. He also trained and showed state champion cutting horses. He even became a breeder, whose lines turned out multiple champions in various events. In these ways, Harry kept himself busy enjoying what life had to offer him.